Well here’s some more pics for you. For the past few years we’ve found these weird pods. Several of the pods grow on a stalk. When you open them up they have a silky thread material inside clumps to a seed like thing. I thought it was cotton at first but the material is like silk.
If you can identify this for me it would be great. They seem to grow around water near cattails. I’d love to find out a craft to do with this stuff or at least have a name for the nature journal we’re keeping.
There is nothing better then being outside with kids. They make you take a look at the stuff you never noticed before, all the little details of creation are huge for them.